What is your favorite holiday scent? Fresh baked gingerbread? Evergreen boughs? Candy Canes? Could smelling those things actually be good for you? Proponents of aromatherapy say if they are in the form of essential oils: yes.
The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy defines aromatherapy, also referred to as Essential Oil therapy, as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit.